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    Roadside

    The tunes are purty, the lyrics are down home, and the actors are a fine bunch. But "Roadside" at the doggone-good York Theatre Company, a new musical by those "Fantasticks" fellers, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, is as flat as a flapjack.

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    NYC Auditions at a Glance

    Culled from the hundreds of casting notices listed daily on BackStage.com, below are this week's audition highlights, organized by East Coast and by the day the auditions are being held.

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    B'way, OB Square Off in Drama League Noms

    There was no shortage of critically acclaimed Broadway and Off-Broadway shows this year, and the nominations for the 70th annual Drama League Awards reflect that abundance. At the same time, in what seems to be a significant departure for the esteemed not-for-profit organization, several high-profile productions were left off this ...

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    SAG's Daniels: Back to Table, New Proposals

    In a conversation last week at his modest Studio City home, a sober but unbowed William Daniels—the Screen Actors Guild's national president—reflected on the commercial contract strike that began May 1. It will likely stretch at least until mid-October, if the next round of talks with the ...

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    DON'T PAY TO PLAY.

    DON'T PAY TO PLAY.

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    ACTRA, CBC Ink Deal Through 2005

    After three days of bargaining, Canada's actors union and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said Friday they have a new two-year collective bargaining agreement through 2005.

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    Sony Suspends Advertising Executive

    Sony Pictures suspended two advertising executives Thursday for allowing movie ads to feature accolades from a critic who didn't exist.

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    TECHNIQUE: Comprehensive & effective

    TECHNIQUE: Comprehensive & effective method of learning Accents & Dialects including diction, placement, pitch, physicality. Trained under many distinguished teachers including Cicely Berry & dialect guru, Julia Wilson-Dixon. 20 years as a professional actress & coach in Europe.

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    SAG report: Hollywood roles decrease in 2001

    Film and television roles for members of the Screen Actors Guild plummeted 9.3% last year from the previous year, with minority actors making negative gains, according to SAG's 2001 "Employment Statistics Report."

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    Blur

    "Blur," presented by Meadows Basement at Theatre/Theater, 6425 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Mar. 4-Apr. 10. $15. (323) 782-6218.